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Old Vic Theatre

Beverley Knight stars as Emmeline Pankhurst in this dynamic new musical, which swaps history books for dance, hop hop and soul.

A movement becomes a musical

Dynamic new musical Sylvia swaps history lessons for hip hop in its anticipated world premiere at the Old Vic Theatre. Celebrating the life and legacy of Sylvia Pankhurst, this exhilarating show stars Beverley Knight as iconic Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

Daughter of prominent campaigner Emmeline, Sylvia Pankhurst was a feminist, pacifist, socialist and rebel at the beating heart of the Suffragette movement. This revolutionary story transforms her place in the history books into a breath-taking mix of dance, hip hop, funk and soul.

Beverley Knight (Memphis; The Drifters Girl) stars as matriarch Emmeline Pankhurst, with Sharon Rose as Sylvia Pankhurst, Kirstie Skivington as Adela Pankhurst and Ellena Vincent as Christabel Pankhurst. Further casting includes Kimmy Edwards as Emily Davison and Jay Perry as Winston Churchill.

Choreographer Kate Prince’s Sylvia musical debuted in 2018 as a work-in-progress piece produced by ZooNation and the Old Vic Theatre, and now returns for a much-anticipated full musical premiere. It features original music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde, performed by an electric company of world-class actors and dancers.

A movement distilled into an invigorating musical, Sylvia tickets are the perfect way to discover a remarkable moment in history and the women behind it.

Sorry this show closed 08 April 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

The Lion King
Performance dates:
07 Apr 2023 - 08 Apr 2023
Running time:
2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 12+
Audience Notes:
Beverley Knight will not perform on:
Mon 27–Tue 28 Feb
Mon 06–Tue 07 Mar
Mon 13–Tue 14 Mar
All performances from Mon 20–Tue 28 Mar

On these dates, the role of Emmeline Pankhurst will be played by Hannah Khemoh. Please note that the appearance of any performer cannot be guaranteed, and is always subject to illness, injury and statutory holiday entitlement.

Sylvia Reviews

221 Reviews
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User Reviews


What an incredible show. Such brilliant performances for the cast. Particular highlights were Jay Perry as Winston Churchill, Sharon Rose as Sylvia Pankhurst and Beverley Knight as Emmeline Pankhurst. This true story is told in such an inventive way Read more

Performance date: 22 February 2023

Telling the true story of the Pankhurst family being pivotal to the suffragette movement, this is a really good take on social history. I thought it was like a British version of Hamilton as it is sung throughout in the medium of hip hop/rap. The w Read more

Performance date: 22 February 2023

Great show for anyone who likes Hamilton . Its a modern musical with modern music ( Hip-Hop, funk etc) , with amazing dancing . Fantastic performances by the cast - not one weak member .The clever use of projections also set new standards.

Performance date: 18 February 2023
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